UK website icTeesside has a new report on a recent European event created by Codeworks GameHorizon called Dungeons and Dragons Den, which featured attendance from local companies and graduates who practiced pitching game ideas and concepts in a live setting in order to gain valuable feedback from an expert panel.
“Getting into the industry is tough and young companies need all the help they can get,” noted Carri Cunliffe, project manager at GameHorizon. “GameHorizon designed this event to assist in bridging the gap between graduating and starting up a business.”
23-year-old Jeremiah Alexander, a final year student at Teesside University, was singled out as the winner of the event with his pitch of a serious games concept, which was determined by the judges to be a “strong and commercially viable proposition”. Alexander won first prize at the inaugural event, which included a training and mentoring package worth more than £2,000.
He commented: “The competition provided an opportunity for me to pitch my idea to the people that count.”
“The feedback given during the pitch was reward enough but the mentoring prize awarded is exactly what I need to make my business idea a reality,” added Alexander. “It was an invaluable experience not only because of what I learned but also because of the confidence that I gained.”
You can now read the entire report
on the icTeesside website, which includes additional commentary from lecturers and panelists from the event.